The Center for the Study of Christian Literature and Culture in Indian Languages is a registered public trust founded with the aim of promoting academic research on various aspects of Christian literature and culture in the regional languages of India. It is based on the campus of the Institute of Asian Studies, Chennai.
Besides the socio-cultural awakening of India due largely to the untiring services of Christian missionaries and savants, Indian literature and Indian studies have been enriched beyond measure as a result of the advent of Christianity and the introduction of the Bible to India.
The CSCLC undertakes research projects aiming to systematically document the history and achievements of Christianity on Indian soil beginning from the time of St. Thomas to the present day. Proposed projects include:
- A multi-volume Encyclopaedia of Christian Tamil Literature;
- Contribution of Christian missionaries to Indological/Dravidian Tamil studies;
- A complete annotated bibliography on the contribution of Christianity to Tamil letters;
- History of Christianity in Dravidian India;
- Christianity and the socio-cultural development of Tamil Nadu;
- The impact of the Bible upon Tamil life and letters;
- The evolution of Christian Tamil literature;
- Christian Arts and their impact on Tamil society; and
- Bible translations into Tamil.
Details about the First International Conference Seminar on the History of early Christianity in India (July 2005)
Details about the Second International Conference Seminar on the History of early Christianity in India (14th to 17th January 2007)
Third International Conference on the History of Early Christianity in India and the Middle East (September 2008)
Third International Conference on the History of Early Christianity in India and the Middle East
We are very happy to inform you that the Third International Conference on the History of Early Christianity in India and the Middle East will be held at the premises of the Century Park Hotel, Amman , Jordan from 13th to 20th of September 2008. This includes the four days visit to the Biblical places in Jordan and Israel from 17-20th of September 2008.
The International Centre for the Study of Christianity in India ( ICSCI ) will host this unique Conference in Collaboration with the Middle East Council of Churches ( MECC) and Ecuminical Studies Centre at Jordan.
We invite scholars all over the world to participate and present research papers/topics pertaining to the history of early Christianity in India and the Middle East . The hosting committee has decided to include fifty papers on early Indian Churches and another fifty papers on early Christianity in all the countries of the Middle East .
In addition to the delegates who present research papers, it has been decided to accommodate good number of observers who can actively participate in the deliberations of the Conference.
For further information, contact
Third International Conference on the History of
Early Christianity in India and the Middle East,
International Centre for the Study of Christianity in India (ICSCI)
Institute of Asian Studies
Chennai – 600 119
Tel: 24964831, 24500831, 24502212, 24501851
Fax: (91)44 - 24502212